Issues: Education

All-County Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles Perform at the State Capitol.

Senator Owen H. Johnson welcomed talented musicians from several high schools across Suffolk County at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on March 6, 2012.   The students  performed with the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association’s (SCMEA) All-County Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles.  The two groups performed as part of “Music in Our Schools Month” sponsored by the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA). 

Directors of the Jazz Choir were Rich Harris, Jr. and Jeff Hoffman.  Directors of the Instrumental Jazz Ensemble were Ron Fox and Frank Hansen.

March 9, 2012
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Suffolk County High School Students Performed With the All-State Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensembles in Albany

Senator Owen H. Johnson congratulated Suffolk County High School students who performed with the All-State Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensembles in Albany on March 5, 2012.  The talented musicians performed at a New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) reception honoring the late Joseph R. Sugar, a tireless advocate for the advancement of music education in our schools. 

March 9, 2012
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Senators Flanagan and Martins Honor Future Leaders In Fight Against Cancer

Senators John Flanagan and Jack Martins (New York State) welcome Commack High School junior Kayla Neville and Great Neck South High School senior John Yang to Albany to recognize their efforts in the fight against cancer -- March 5, 2012

March 9, 2012
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Gallivan Continues to Press For Funding For WNY’s Rural Schools

Competitive Grant Money Should Be Allocated to Rural Students Who Need It Most

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District) continued his call today to utilize $250 million allocated in Governor Andrew M Cuomo’s Executive Budget Proposal to restore funding to students in rural, high-need schools, instead of a new “targeted grant” program.

March 9, 2012
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Cuomo and G.O.P. Quiet So Far on Tuition Aid for Illegal Immigrants

By JOHN ELIGON
Published: March 7, 2012

ALBANY — With immigration still a contentious issue around the country, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Republican lawmakers have maintained a noticeable distance from New York State proposals that would make financial aid available to illegal immigrants at colleges and universities.

March 9, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Room 124 CAP

April 25, 10:00 AM - 10:03 AM
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RITCHIE HEARS MANDATE RELIEF IDEAS FROM LOCAL LEADERS

Delivers More Recommendations to Fellow Panelists on Statewide Mandate Relief Council

March 8, 2012
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RITCHIE HOSTS GOV’S TOP SCHOOL ADVISOR IN TALKS ON RURAL FUNDING

Deputy Education Secretary Also Tours Local School

March 8, 2012
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ADDABBO’S STATEMENT REGARDING DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL CLOSURES

Queens, NY, March 7, 2012NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following statement today, reacting to this week’s announced proposal by the NYC Department of Education to close three high schools in his district:    

March 7, 2012
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2012 NEW JOBS-NY JOB CREATION PLAN

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and members of the Senate Republican Conference today announced details of the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan that includes significant tax relief to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs, measures to ensure fiscal responsibility and control state spending, as well as other reforms and incentives to make New York more economically competitive.  The plan will be included in the Senate budget resolution to be acted on next week.

Highlights of the Senate Republican job creation plan, which is supported by statewide business organizations, including the Business Council of New York, Unshackle Upstate and the National Federation of Independent Businesses, include:

March 7, 2012
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Students from Rochester School for the Deaf Visit Albany

On Tuesday, March 6th, I had the pleasure of meeting with students from Rochester School for the Deaf.

March 7, 2012
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RITCHIE RELEASES SECOND MANDATE RELIEF REPORT

Cost-Saving Ideas from Local Leaders to be Presented to Statewide Panel Thursday; Citizens Urged to Submit Your Ideas

March 7, 2012
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Senators Martins and Flanagan Honor Long Island Students For Cancer Research

Senators John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Jack Martins (7th Senate District) joined together to recognize Commack High School junior Kayla Neville and Great Neck South High School senior John Yang for their efforts to study experimental nanoparticles in an effort to better treat and diagnose cancer in human.  The two students were honored by the full Senate and presented with New York State Senate Resolutions for recently being recognized nationally for their joint project and for their dedication in the fight against cancer.

March 6, 2012
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Senators Flanagan and Martins Honor Long Island Students For Cancer Research Senators Flanagan and Martins Honor Long Island Students For Cancer Research

Senators John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Jack Martins (7th Senate District) joined together to recognize Commack High School junior Kayla Neville and Great Neck South High School senior John Yang for their efforts to study experimental nanoparticles in an effort to better treat and diagnose cancer in human.

March 6, 2012
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Senator Carlucci Coaches Cherry Lane Bombers Against Harlem Wizards in Suffern

Via Ramapotimes.com

The famous Harlem Wizards, their 50th anniversary season well underway, swooped into Suffern High School to take on the Cherry Lane Bombers before a capacity crowd and quickly became the fan favorites.

The Bombers brought in New York State Senator David Carlucci to manage the team, Rockland Boulders' pitcher Bobby Blevins to play for their side and Suffern Police Chief Clarke Osborn to maintain law & order on the basketball court.

March 6, 2012
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